Riverway, Townsville

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One of the city’s most exciting and dynamic areas is Riverway, offering a combination of commercial, cultural, and leisure/sports activities. This riverfront parkland, opened in 2006, stretches for 11 km (7 mi) along the Cross River. The nearby business district, where you can visit a number of trendy shops and cafés, is connected to the parkland area by a pathway stretching along the shore. Enjoy a variety of water sports at the site’s calm lagoon, or drop by the nearby cricket stadium (with a capacity of over 10,000 visitors) to experience the famous Australian game day atmosphere. A convenient arts center and gallery are located in the area as well, hosting regular exhibitions, plays, and concerts. Planning Townsville trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • October 8, 2017
    After reading about the Riverway on our recent 3 month stay in Townsville, we decided to drive out from The Strand and experience it for ourselves. Well, what a wonderful walkway they have created, fi...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This is a great place to go for a walk,or a swim as the pools are free to use.there is big shady trees all through the park with free BBQ s . You can also walk around the river kids will love this are...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Riverway has something for almost everyone, from large public swimming pools, nice walking tracks, a cafe, a theater and much more. Overall its a great location to bring the family for a Sunday or to ...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Great free place to swim. Two large chlorinated pools, one for the big people swimming laps and one for the little kids. Beautiful location, looking out over parks the the river. My favourite place to swim. Can get a little crowded during school holidays, but that's to be expected with a free pool in the tropics!
  • May 23, 2017
    Wonderful area for a picnic and swim. The new fenced kids playground is great!
  • March 1, 2017
    Amazing venue! Absolutely free clean and always life guards. Huge pools one with views of Ross river. Other at least Olympic size. Great facilities too!.
  • August 28, 2017
    Such an awesome community initiative, get among it!!!
  • March 4, 2017
    Great place to swim and cool down

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The largest city of North Queensland, Townsville boasts a large selection of accommodations for all tastes and budgets. Those who prefer to stay close to the coast can choose among a variety of boutique hotels and rental apartments along the Strand. The city center has a number of larger hotels (both international chains and independently owned), as well as several hostels known for their laid-back atmosphere. Campsites close to the city are not too numerous, so if you're looking for a prime location to spend your holiday close to nature, try to book in advance.
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